ABOUT THE SHOW:
This show was Spirit’s very first competitive Indoor Percussion show, back in the day where WGI finals were in San Diego, CA and all the groups in all divisions performed in one location with one Awards Ceremony… how this activity has grown! Set to Pat Metheny’s famous composition, Gathering Sky, this show took you through the artistic journey of this tune, leading you through the misty and stormy clouds, into a colorful and vibrant celebration to conclude the show.
SPECIAL ASPECTS OF 2012:
Trip to South Africa and cultural drum exchange in Johannesburg
Study of African ethnic drumming with Grant Braddock (percussionist for New York’s Broadway, Lion King)
Implementation of djun drums, djembes, cowbell, and African marimbas made in West Coast Africa by hand